Linked by John Mills on Tue 13th Feb 2007 21:49 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu Technical Board has made two technical decisions of which we would like to inform the Ubuntu community. Both of these decisions concern the upcoming 7.04 release of Ubuntu, scheduled for mid-April." Ubuntu 7.04 will not activate binary video drivers by default, essentially meaning nothing will change from the previous releases. The second change is a major blow to the PowerPC architecture and thus owners of Apple PPC hardware: "The PowerPC edition of Ubuntu will be reclassified as unofficial. The PowerPC software itself and supporting infrastructure will continue to be available, and supported by a community team." Translation: Ubuntu PPC can shake hands with the dodo.
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Sad but not unexpected
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 13th Feb 2007 22:41 UTC
Bit_Rapist
Member since:
2005-11-13

There are no major PPC desktop vendors anymore so I'm not surprised at this decision.

It sucks for the folks relying on ubuntu to keep their PPC hardware up to date software wise though.

I expect apple themselves to shelf PPC support here soon. It is bound to happen for most Operating Systems on PPC.

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RE: Sad but not unexpected
by Phloptical on Tue 13th Feb 2007 23:45 in reply to "Sad but not unexpected"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

I expect apple themselves to shelf PPC support here soon. It is bound to happen for most Operating Systems on PPC.

Guess I better hold off on that G4 powered Mac Mini on ebay, then.

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RE[2]: Sad but not unexpected
by spikeb on Wed 14th Feb 2007 01:59 in reply to "RE: Sad but not unexpected"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

dapper has support for PPC for another two years, and debian isn't going to drop PPC support until you pry it from their cold, dead hands.

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